ATREE USA is a U.S. based “partner” organization of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment (ATREE), which operates in India. ATREE USA works to promote the programs and projects rooted in ATREE’s approach and philosophy, and to create connections among organizations around the world to further its mission.
ATREE was established in 1996 in Bangalore, India with the mission to foster environmental conservation and socially-just development to achieve the following: 1. conserve the environment and promote sustainable development; 2. improve the institutional and policy framework for addressing environmental challenges; and 3. strengthen the capacity of government, the private sector, and civil society to utilize the best knowledge and data to solve pressing environmental problems.
ATREE has strengthened India’s capacity to confront its urgent environmental problems in biodiversity, water, and climate change. ATREE’s innovative institutional model – combining interdisciplinary knowledge, policy and research analysis, work at the grassroots level, and development of new leaders in conservation and sustainability – has gained national and international recognition. It’s rated among the world’s top 20 environmental think tanks by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Society Program, and received UNESCO’s Prize in Environmental Conservation in 2019.
1. Partner with ATREE in India, and other organizations throughout the world, to foster a sustainable and socially-just future.
2. Foster collaboration among U.S-based organizations and institutions in the Global South in the field of Sustainability Science.
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